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Ted Williams

1918 - 2002

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Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, primarily as a left fielder, for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960; his career was interrupted by military service during World War II and the Korean War. Nicknamed "Teddy Ballgame", "the Kid", "the Splendid Splinter", and "the Thumper", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history and to date is the last player to hit over .400 in a season. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Williams has received more than 5,765,602 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Ted Williams is the 8th most popular baseball player (up from 9th in 2019), the 2,938th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,187th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Ted Williams ranks 8 out of 74Before him are Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Sadaharu Oh, Hank Aaron, and Cy Young. After him are Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Alexander Cartwright, Roberto Clemente, Yogi Berra, and Willie Mays.

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Among people born in 1918, Ted Williams ranks 115Before him are Theodore Sturgeon, Alexander Shelepin, Massimo Girotti, David Ausubel, Bobby Riggs, and Adolfo Pedernera. After him are Aldo van Eyck, Kazu Naoki, George Lincoln Rockwell, René de Obaldia, Marie Smith Jones, and Teresa Wright. Among people deceased in 2002, Ted Williams ranks 104Before him are Lionel Hampton, Văn Tiến Dũng, David Riesman, Nikolai Amosov, Victor Weisskopf, and J. Lee Thompson. After him are Joseph Luns, Dhirubhai Ambani, Waylon Jennings, Arno Peters, Michel Henry, and Eugene Odum.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Williams ranks 2,938 out of 18,182Before him are Jerry Brudos (1939), Linda Nochlin (1931), Bill Hewlett (1913), Joel Hastings Metcalf (1866), Dolores Costello (1903), and S. S. Van Dine (1888). After him are June Allyson (1917), Terry Goodkind (1948), Gene Krupa (1909), Rhea Seehorn (1972), Edward Kasner (1878), and Don Henley (1947).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Ted Williams ranks 7Before him are Babe Ruth (1895), Joe DiMaggio (1914), Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), and Cy Young (1867). After him are Ty Cobb (1886), Mickey Mantle (1931), Alexander Cartwright (1820), Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).